2017 -2018 NYC Public Schools’ Calendar

UFT Solidarity General Meeting March 8, 2017

Despite the uncertainties surrounding potential changes to education coming from the national forum, we have to continue to support our members locally. Please join us … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, February 10th 2017

This Week’s Focus

UFT delegates vote to endorse de Blasio for re-election

UFT delegates voted overwhelmingly on Feb. 8 to support Mayor Bill de Blasio for re-election in November. UFT President Michael Mulgrew cited the mayor’s accomplishments over the past three years and said that he would be an important … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, February 3rd, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Needed: One more Republican senator to vote “no”

The U.S. Senate is expected to hold a final confirmation vote on Betsy DeVos on Monday or Tuesday. Two Republican senators — Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — announced on Feb. 1 that they will … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, January 27th, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Show your love for public schools on Valentine’s Day

What better occasion to show your love for public schools than on Valentine’s Day? We’re asking chapter leaders to organize an event or celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 14 to show how and why you love your school. Read More

Chapter Leader Update, January 20th, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Organize a #PublicSchoolProud school-based project or event

Our public schools are in extreme danger. We cannot allow Betsy DeVos to disparage and defund our public schools. UFT members received an email asking them to sign up for our new #PublicSchoolProud … Read More

Legislators Sign Joint Statement in Support of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. Did Yours?

If you are an advocate for public education, and have been following the news surrounding the nomination and confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, then you probably know why this letter is a problem.

Spoiler Alert: NY Senator Majority Leader  John Flanagan was one of … Read More

Side by Side Comparison of the Office of Special Commissioner’s DOE Statistics

In a perfect system of accountability, one would see something, say something, that something would be investigated and then rectified. Unfortunately, we are not in a perfect system. We see here from SCI’s own stats that most somethings are not investigated. Sure we can understand that there are some unwarranted and … Read More

Chapter Leader Weekly Update, January 13th, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Cuomo pledges record-high education budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 9, in his first of six regional State of the State addresses, promised a record level of state school aid in the budget that is due on April 1. The Alliance for Quality Education calculates that Albany owes … Read More

Retired UFT Teacher Fact Checks Chancellor Fariña’s Letter to NY Post

Chancellor Fariña responded to a NY Post Editorial, about schools failing, with the letter below. 


While UFT Solidarity doesn’t categorizes our schools … Read More